Information Landscapes was developed in 1994 at the Visible Language Workshop, one of the founding research groups of the MIT Media Lab. A seminal work in the history of computers and design, it was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent design collection.

Professor Muriel Cooper and her students created a radically new interface that explored the possibilities of computer and graphic design in the digital realm.

This app recreates the experience of Information Landscapes from the original source code. Once the province of specialized and expensive workstations, this facsimile of the original Information Landscapes can now run on an iPhone or Apple Watch.
 
Original 1994 Software by:
Muriel Cooper
David Small
Suguru Ishizaki
Earl Rennison
Robert Silvers
Lisa Strausfeld
Jeffrey Ventrella
Yin Yin Wong
 
Facsimile Software by Michael McKenna, 2017
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